Spiraled agave, Alpine species, loves light shade and grows through winter, 60 to 100cm rosettes, showpiece species.

Spiraled agave, Alpine species, loves light shade and grows through winter, 60 to rosettes, showpiece species. Use in pots in shady garden

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - bright green leaves and sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Native Australian Foods You Need In Your Kitchen | 1 Million Women

Australian bush foods are rarely seen in shopping baskets or on restaurant menus, but this is starting to change in Australia and around the world. A 1 Million Women special infographic.

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

More Australian bush tucker food to grow

Australian native bushfood gardens give big rewards for little work. Often the food produced is called bush tucker.

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